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aketon

[ak-tuh n]
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noun Armor.
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acton

or ack·ton, ake·ton

[ak-tuh n]
noun Armor.
  1. a quilted garment worn under mail in the 13th and 14th centuries; gambeson.
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Origin of acton

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French aketoun, Old French a(u)queton < Old Spanish algodon < Spanish Arabic < Arabic al-quṭun the cotton
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Historical Examples

  • The "Aketon" appears to be but another name for the gambeson.

    Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe

    John Hewitt


British Dictionary definitions for aketon

acton

noun (in medieval Europe)
  1. a jacket or jerkin, originally of quilted cotton, worn under a coat of mail
  2. a leather jacket padded with mail
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French auqueton, probably ultimately from Arabic alqutun the cotton

Acton1

noun
  1. a district of the London borough of Ealing
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Acton2

noun
  1. John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron. 1834–1902, English historian: a proponent of Christian liberal ethics and adviser of Gladstone
  2. his grandfather, Sir John Francis Edward. 1736–1811, European naval commander and statesman: admiral of Tuscany (1774–79) and Naples (1779 onwards) and chief minister of Naples (1779–1806)
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